Internships in History
Internships offer History students the opportunity to acquire practical experience in history-related fields and learn about the kinds of careers for which a major in History offers excellent preparation.
The History Department offers several different types of internship opportunities:
- The E. Lyman Stewart Internships are competitively awarded, $3000 stipends given to junior or senior History majors for 10-week internships at local historical societies, museums, libraries, archives, or historic sites. In recent years, students have completed Stewart Internships at such locations as the Delaware Historical Society, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the George Read House in New Castle. Here is a link to the application form.
- Students may wish to arrange their own summer internships in order to gain course credit for HIST 464, which can fulfill the University’s Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) requirement. The Career Services Center maintains a list of some opportunities; historic sites, museums, and libraries in one’s own home town are another important source of such experiences. Once the student has located an internship, then the student seeks a faculty sponsor and works out an agreement about the internship requirements. In recent years, UD History students have completed summer internships at such locations as Fort Delaware, the Lost Towns Project in Maryland, and the Historical Society of Palm Beach, Florida.
- The Department also offers HIST 464 as a regular course. History students have completed internships at such locations as UD’s Center for Historic Architecture and Design, W. L. Gore and Associates Corporate Archives, the Hagley Museum and Library, the New Castle Historical Society, and the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.
Students may also seek internship opportunities through the Career Services Center. If completed in conjunction with UNIV 364, the internship fulfills the DLE requirement.
For further information, please contact your History advisor in the History Department Office.
Please read the UDaily Article about Exciting History Internships